Do you lead a hectic life? You’re not alone − many of us find ourselves rushing from one task to the next throughout the week. Whether that’s replying to work emails or picking the kids up from school, it can be hard to find enough time to get everything done.
If you’re too busy to spend hours in the kitchen and are looking for ways to save time, we’re here to help. Check out our list of the best time-saving kitchen gadgets below that will make everyday life that little bit easier.
Too busy for breakfast? Not with a juicer! They are one of the most useful kitchen gadgets if you need a snack or small breakfast on the go – simply add your favourite ingredients and blitz them in the juicer. You can enjoy your juice on your morning commute, meaning you don’t have to spend lots of time eating breakfast at home. There are loads of great juicer recipes to explore, and from virtuous green juices to fruity ones, it’s a quick and easy way to get all your nutrients in. Juicers are ideal for squeezing apples, lemons, ginger, cucumber, spinach and more, so you can enjoy your 5-a-day all at once! If you want to feel fuller for longer, try adding extras like nut butters, protein powders or flaxseeds.
Are you often out of the house all day because of work or other commitments? If so, you may not have the time or energy to cook a big meal for the family when you get home. This is where slow cookers come in handy. Instead of spending ages cooking evening meals from scratch, you can pop all your ingredients into the slow cooker at the start of the day and let it work its magic while you’re out. When you get home, a delicious hot meal will be ready waiting for you – with absolutely no cooking to do! Simply serve straight from the slow cooker and enjoy. There are plenty of tasty dishes you can create, from barbecue pulled pork to curries and much more.
Do you need your caffeine fix before you get on with your day? Rather than popping into your local coffee shop every morning, save time by investing in a premium coffee machine. We think this is one of the most useful kitchen gadgets as you can enjoy a delicious cup of fresh coffee at the touch of a button – without taking time out of your day to buy from a barista. Plus, having a high-quality machine at home means you can make a flavourful coffee whenever you want, at the weekends, after a dinner party – whenever it takes your fancy! Here at Hammonds, we want to make life in the kitchen as hassle-free as possible, which is why we offer built-in coffee machines from brands like Neff and Caple when you upgrade your kitchen with us.
If you’re cooking a meal from scratch, slicing and dicing ingredients by hand can be extremely time-consuming. You can say goodbye to time spent chopping and get straight into cooking up a storm by getting a high-quality food processor. This is one of the best time-saving kitchen gadgets as it can do a huge range of tasks for you, such as chopping, grating, mixing, whisking and more. Most food processors come with a range of accessories which you can interchange depending on the task at hand, whether that’s slicing potatoes or grating carrots. Many can also be used for baking – making it a good investment if you want a multi-purpose tool.
If you lead a busy lifestyle, you may not have time to cook up delicious homemade meals every evening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t tuck into tasty dishes every day. Try cooking your favourite meals in bulk, instead of only making enough for one meal. Divide into individual portions and pop into airtight containers. You can then store them in the fridge to enjoy in the next few days, or in the freezer if you want to have meals ready for upcoming weeks. Not only will this save you time on busy days, it will also make sure none of your food goes to waste. It’s worth getting some high-quality airtight containers that are freezer, microwave and dishwasher-friendly. And some labels so you know what everything is.
Now that we’ve talked about some of the best time-saving kitchen gadgets, we hope you have some inspiration on how to save time in the kitchen. All you need to do now is decide which tools best suit your lifestyle.
We understand that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it needs to work well for you and your family. As experts in kitchen design, we can work with you to create a space that truly suits your unique needs. Whether that’s making space for the best kitchen gadgets, installing efficient storage solutions or creating a dining area, our fitted kitchens can make your dream a reality.
You can also find further guides and inspiration on the Hammonds blog.